Outpatient Assessment and Treatment
Assessment and short term therapy services for adults (16+) with severe and persistent mental illness are provided by Psychiatrists, a Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Social Workers, an Occupational Therapist, and Psychologists. Referral from a Family Physician is required. Access MHA referral form.
The QCH Mental Health Inpatient Unit is a Schedule 1 facility under the Mental Health Act with 24 beds for acute treatment of adult persons with mental disorders. Care is provided by an interdisciplinary team consisting of Psychiatrists, Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Occupational Therapist, Recreation Therapist, and a General Practitioner.
Day Treatment Program
The Mental Health Day Treatment Program is a group based program for individuals whose mental illness has caused significant disruption in social, family, and/or occupational functioning. The program is staffed by a specialized multidisciplinary team that includes a registered nurse, social worker, occupational therapist and recreation therapist. The focus is on the development and strengthening of skills such as cognitive restructuring, stress/anxiety management, goal setting, activation, anger management, healthy relationships and interpersonal skills.
Participants must be between the ages of 21 and 65, and attend 4 days per week for 7 weeks. Referrals will only be accepted by a psychiatrist and individuals must be followed by a psychiatrist for the duration of their participation in Day Treatment.
Psychiatrists provide 24/7 service to QCH’s Emergency Department and participate in the rotation for urgent consultation for the region for the CritiCall program.
Psychiatrists provide 24/7 consultation service to other inpatient units (provided by the on call psychiatrist off hours for urgent requests).
Psychiatrists provide telemedicine clinics to Arnprior Regional Health and Carleton Place District & Memorial Hospital for consultation, assessment, and follow up.
All disciplines are involved in providing clinical placements for students/residents from various academic institutions.
The program has numerous linkages with community partners and representation on regional groups including the Champlain Mental Health Inter-hospital Committee and the Transitional Youth to Adult Steering Committee. The QCH Mental Health Program is a partner in the Recovery Connections Program through which peer and family support workers provide support to people in hospital experiencing mental health and/or substance use issues and their family and friends.
Some community resources are:
24 Hour Mental Health Crisis Line
613-722-6914 [within Ottawa]
1-866-966-0991 [Champlain LHIIN/outside Ottawa]
Youth Services Bureau 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-7775
Mental Health Crisis Line
Mental Health Services in your community
Community Information Centre
Health Services in the Champlain LHIN
If you are in a life threatening situation or in immediate danger, call 911.